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fancy paws // birds of a feather // smitten studioI could not be more excited to share a few of my favorite photos from the Fancy Paws event I was a part of a couple of weeks ago.

fancy paws // birds of a feather // smitten studioI have to say, any day spent styling up and playing with a bunch of puppy dogs is going to be a good day. However, add in Sarah Yates, the rest of the Birds of a Feather ladies, the fact that we were raising money for NKLA (an organization I am happy to support), I got to see some of you guys, and it was almost too good to be true.

How cute are these faces? It is just too much.

Oh and of course I had to get my little darlings Pikku & Cracker in on the action…

fancy paws // birds of a feather // smitten studiofancy paws // birds of a feather // smitten studioIt is hilarious to see the personalities of each one come out in the photos… my crazy Cracker and my regal Pikku.

Make sure to check out Sarah Yates’ blog, A house in the Hills, and the Birds of a Feather’s blog for more photos from the day. You can also read more about Fancy Paws here. Also, a big thank you goes out to the Forge for sponsoring.

If you attended the event and want to share your dog’s images on instagram or twitter hash tag them #fancypawsevent… and let us know so everyone can see more of the pretty pup pics!

Images by Birds of a Feather // Styled by Sarah Yates & Sarah Sherman Samuel

Fancy Paws for Charity

You may recognize this pretty lady… it’s one Ruca Bean of “a house in the hills“. She is all decked out not only because it’s my birthday today (I mean, of course she is stoked about that), but mostly to announce an exciting project that I am teaming up with Sarah Yates and all the photography lovlies of “Birds of a Feather” for.

fancy paws // birds of a feather // smitten studioIt’s a project that is very near and dear to my heart and it is to raise money for pups in need by offering you a chance to get a professional portrait session (with some very special styling of course) of your beloved pet.

All of the money we raise will be given to NKLA, a coalition of animal welfare organizations dedicated to ending the killing of healthy and treatable pets in LA shelters. My two fur kids were rescued from a shelter by one of the supporting organizations, which is how I came to adopt them and while I wish I could adopt all of the homeless dogs and live on a farm and be known as the crazy dog lady, I think my husband would leave me. Soo, instead I am going to raise as much money as I can for them to be properly cared for and in the hopes that more animals will find their forever homes.

If you’ve ever wished you had a pretty picture of your dog like Sarah is known for taking of Bean (I know I have)… now is your chance! And while your pooch is getting their pretty pretty close-up you’ll be feeding and saving other less fortunate dogs at the same time!

Here are the details:

WHO: your beloved canine

WHAT: a 15 minute styled photo session of your pup (taken by “birds of a feather” and styled by Sarah of “A House in the Hills” & Sarah of “Smitten Studio“),
5 high resolution digital files from the shoot available for download,
$125 donation

WHERE: The Forge studio, 2636 Huron St. Los Angeles, 90065 (who so graciously donated their space to us for the cause)

WHEN: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 9 am- 5pm first come, first serve!

WHY: to raise money for NKLA, a coalition of animal welfare organizations dedicated to ending the killing of healthy and treatable pets in LA shelters.

We hope to see you all there!

Photo by Sarah Yates